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A trip to Bank Australia’s Gold Coast campus reinforced the importance of investing in our students’ future.
Help is on its way for six more students after Bank Australia doubled its donation to Griffith University’s Students’ Future Fund.
The $5000 a year donation will enable students to pay for the essentials of university and daily life allowing them to concentrate on their studies and pursue their dreams.
Bank Australia’s Gold Coast Campus Service Centre Manager Rob Patterson said it was important to support local students and reflected the bank’s ongoing support of Griffith University.
“We are very happy to continue our support of the program and are always pleased to hear how our contribution helps students,” he said.
Griffith scholarship recipients, Maylea Moreno-Uccetta and Zakarye Dib, recently met the Gold Coast based team, where they talked about how the scholarship helped them continue their education and excel in their studies.
Maylea said the scholarship had an enormous impact on her life.
"Receiving a scholarship through the Students' Future Fund has really helped me with my living expenses, as I had to take time off work to look after my grandfather who was diagnosed with cancer last year,” she said.
The Bank Australia donation provides two students with a full scholarship each year for the next three years.
Zakarye said it was hard to quantify the different ways the scholarship helped him, and he hoped to become a donor himself one day.
“The impact goes so much further than anyone knows,” he said.
“It has been a great help to me with the circumstances I face and has made a huge change to my future – reminding me there are people who want to help, and my efforts will not go unrewarded.”
Find out how to support students like Maylea and Zakarye through the Annual Appeal.
Griffith Futures Scholarships
This year Griffith University was able to provide 73 Griffith Futures Scholarships to students who are excelling in their studies but also facing difficult financial or personal circumstances. Their inspiring stories reveal young people of tremendous character and conviction who, thanks to the generous support of our donors, can now focus fully on their studies and work towards achieving their education goals.